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  1. We are looking at two sailings that are one day apart so both are at a good time and both itineraries look good. One is on Ruby and the other is on Golden. We’ve only done two Princess cruises both on the Island Princess so both ships are unknown to us and we don’t know how to pick between them. We would appreciate hearing observations on how these ships differ and the pros and cons of each. In particular, info on where there’s ballroom dancing and how much dancing is available on each ship will be great to get. Many thx in advance for sharing your thoughts!
  2. We will be cruising New Zealand this November. Can anyone tell me the price of drinks on the Golden princess. what is the price of the house wine ? Will the prices be in USD, AUD or NZD ? thank you.
  3. Will be arriving in Whittier around 5:30 from Danelli via train. The question is how does eating work on the first night? Thanks
  4. Does anyone know for sure that there is or is not a craps table on the Golden. I can only talk my DH into these cruises if he has a Craps table available. We are doing the LA round trip to Alaska on May 30, 2020, and looking forward to spending time in the casino.
  5. We love the Golden - it's the Princess ship we have spent more days on than any other and are excited about the prospect of cruising round trip from LA to Alaska on it next year. I thought I saw somewhere that the Medallion is scheduled to roll out on the Golden this December which would be amazing. We were just on the Royal and really enjoyed having the Medallion Net and other aspects of the Medallion program. But on the other hand, I'm not finding any cruises scheduled on the Golden after August next year and I had heard that Princess was selling her off to another line. Just wondering if anyone knows if that is still the case? I would just be surprised if they added the Medallion technology to a ship that is about to be out of use. Seems like a pretty expensive upgrade for just a few months of service. It's not a deal breaker in any way - we are 100 percent going on the Alaska cruise on the Golden next summer, even if it's her last hurrah. It just would be nice to have the Medallion if they are really planning to go through with adding it. Any insights would be appreciated!
  6. Question to those that have been on all of those or any of those :) Which to you had the best food in the complimentary restaurants out of the 3? Thanks
  7. Looking for pros and cons for each ship. TIA
  8. Does anyone know if there are any mini suites on the Golden that are not on the Dolphin deck? We would like to have a mini suite with a covered balcony and we can't seem to find one. Does anyone have experience with this question? It looks to me that all the regular balcony cabins do not have a couch, so the cabin is much smaller. Thank you for any information. PS. We are looking at the May 6th 2020 sailing to Sea of Corte Thank you.
  9. I would like to start off by thanking everyone for their help in the last few months that answered all my crazy questions. We just returned from our week long cruise northbound to Alaska from Vancouver. We had the most perfect weather possible, not a drop of rain until we were sitting at the airport in Anchorage waiting to come home. Mostly sunny every day. It was even warm enough that we had a swim/hot tub experience in Juneau and could lay out on the loungers to dry off instead of running to our cabin to get changed. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the ship (for the most part). Our favorite parts were Glacier Bay and College Fjord. The ports were fine, just very touristy. (listed below all together) They all want your money and the stores in each port sold pretty much the same stuff, so shop first day and I wouldn't bother the rest. We found Juneau the nicest for walking along the board walk. I enjoyed trying the duck fart at the Red Dog Saloon. And it was nice getting a blackmail picture of hubby with Dolly on Creek Street. Going up in the funicular was a bit of a let down, not much up top really. We were on this cruise for the cruise not excursions as limited funds so only did one. In Skagway we did the "Summit, Yukon Suspension Bridge, Salmon Bar b q." It was ok, nice driver but he drove so slow we didn't have time to really look at either of the two stops. He never even mentioned the summit and no stops for photos. The suspension bridge, by the time we went to the wash room (long lines) and grabbed a coffee to have while walking around all we got to do was walk half way across and then head back to the bus. (oh yea had to buy a quick souvenir. At the bar b que by the time you went through the line for food and ate we had maybe 10 - 15 minutes to wander around liarsville. Couldn't gold pan or really look at the little town at all. Would I do it again No, would I recommend it probably not. If you have the money or the time take the train or a trip that actually goes into the Yukon and the Lake (can't remember the name). Oh yea, don't forget any of your camera equipment. Hubby forgot charging cable for our little movie camera, none on ship and no camera stores in Ketchikan or Juneau. Luckily one in Skagway and they didn't charge an arm and a leg either. Now for the ship. No smells as some have said, we did see some leaking, actually there was a big one one day just down the hall from our cabin and when I reported it they said they would send someone to check it out. If they did it was quite a while before they did as we went out again a couple of hours later and it was still leaking and the carpet was soaked in that area. We had cabin B744 and I would recommend that cabin to anyone who wants a balcony. It is at least 40 sq ft larger that the average balcony completely covered and is the last one on the side of deck 11. It looks up the side of the ship toward the front as well as out the side. It can be a little cool at times but they you just have to sit back and look out the side like other cabins. It doesn't cost any more than the other cabins in it's category and is fantastic. We had booked an inside cabin but got the deal when they offered up balconys for a steal. Boy am I glad we did, I really didn't expect we would be out there much but we were out everyday for awhile. We spent half of the time out their in Glacier Bay, and most while in College Fjord. For those that say you need a starboard balcony going northbound I would say not at all, I think port is better as you get the better views going into both Glacier Bay and College Fjord while the commentary is going on. Coming out they stop the commentary when the good viewing would be on the starboard side. And as for just travelling there is land on both sides most of the time so it doesn't matter. Just my opinion. The part we don't like about Golden Princess is the fact it is chopped up. And the Piazza area deck 5 is quite small and crowded. Most times we went there there wasn't any seating. So after a few tries we never went back. Not all elevators went where we wanted to go and a few places don't have elevators going to them at all. I use a walker so that was extremely inconvenient. If you went in an elevator to say deck 6 aft and wanted to get to mid ships you were out of luck so had to wait for an elevator again to go up to 7 and walk their (this often too awhile). It took most of the week to get all that figured out. The shows were fantastic in our opinion. We saw most of them. Found singing and dancing very good. My husband is hard of hearing and they have a system in place where they loan you an apparatus that is hooked up to the performers and he could hear perfectly. Probably better than me. You just have to give advance notice, go to Passenger services and ask to speak to Production Manager and tell him you want them and then they reserve you seats (a big advantage) as the apparatus only works in certain areas. We only went to the dining room one night, we had my time dining or what ever it is called. MDR was ok. We are more casual eaters not appetizers and such. But we did like the buffet and other than lunch day one it was good, never had trouble getting seating, not always the best seats but it was fine. Food good, never went hungry for sure. Sometimes not hot though, in fact cold on occasion. We had burgers a couple of times too. Not sure why people say the pizza is fantastic on Princess I didn't enjoy it at all. And only 3 types. Had one piece and never went back. Also the Fettucini Alfredo is supposed to be amazing, I found it ok but wouldn't rave about it. As we had originally booked an inside cabin I had all kinds of things planned to do outside of the cabin, like going to Skywalkers to read and watch the scenery go by, only stopped in their twice but it sure is nice up their. So with the balcony cabin we didn't do what was planned but still had a great cruise. Would I recommend it absolutely. Would I recommend Princess. Sure for older people, I think younger people could be bored on Princess. And kids definitely. There were some and they didn't look like they were enjoying themselves (kids that is) Adults will make the most of it. Would I recommend a balcony. Absolutely, probably more on an Alaskan cruise than any other as there is way more to see than on any other cruise where all you see is ocean. So I hope I have helped some and given back some advice that I have received. If you have any questions I will try and help you. Keep on cruisin. Connie
  10. We don't have many choices. There's a few cabins left on Caribe(our favorite decks) but they are all the way forward. Our other choices are Lido 303 or 307. I didn't even realize there were cabins up there. Wondering if they are covered.Also, curious about the noise level. Any help is appreciated.
  11. Does anyone know if the balconies are covered or not? Thanks
  12. Hey - We are fortunate enough to be sailing on the Grand on July 15, on a 10 day round trip to Alaska, departing San Francisco. We have booked one of the Owners Suites at the aft and was wondering where would be the best place to view the iconic sailing under the bridge - from the comfort and privacy of our nice large balcony but perhaps a lesser view, or from an atmospheric top deck with a more panoramic view with being able to dart from one side of the boat to the other? Perhaps in typing this, I have just answered my own question! Views would be welcome. Thanks. Ian.
  13. Confused as to what princess is telling me. We have a suite on the golden. They asked me if I wanted early or late seating. Isn’t club level dining you can go whenever you like? Thanks.
  14. What is the minimum attire on the Alaskan cruise Formal nights? Also do they have a guest self-laundry onboard?
  15. We are looking at a Pacific Crossing in September to celebrate an end to my chemo. It appears the Golden and the Ruby are currently doing this route and when checking into the Golden we found lots of complaints about maintenance of the ship. Both these ships are unfamiliar to us so would like to know which you would choose. We are looking at a mini suite cabin E728 so if anyone can enlighten us it would be appreciated.
  16. Does anybody know if ouzo is served onboard the Golden Princess? I am sailing in January 2020 from Melbourne Australia to NewZealand. TIA.
  17. Hi, this summer we are looking at the 14 day Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure itinerary (Vancouver roundtrip) on either the Golden (Aug 24) or the Island (Aug 28). We would like opinions on comparing these ships. Pricing is very similar so that isn't influential. This itinerary has 4 scenic cruising days (plus 2 sea days) and we would be booking a balcony cabin. What comparisons are important for this itinerary? Thanks in advance!
  18. First time cruisers taking the southbound glacier cruise in July from whittier. We have some onboard credits to use and wanted to reserve some specialty dining. Unfortunately, we found out that you cannot use onboard credits for advance reservations, only after you have boarded the ship. In checking for times available, many nights showed unavailable already. My question to those who are more knowledgeable, are there more times that open up once the cruise gets under way? I really hate to prepay for a specialty restaurant when I have money to use once on the ship. Thanks
  19. When looking at the deck plans of Golden Princess, there seems to be some blank space on the starboard side of the casino, is this seating? Trying to find somewhere to meet up for our slot pull and I've never been on the ship before. If you have do you think this would be a good place to meet up, or is there somewhere better? Thanks
  20. We sail southbound from Whittier, Alaska in late May and selected a table for four family members in the Canaletto Dining Room. From prior helpful posts, I learned that cruisers reach the dining room only by elevator or stairs from other floors, rather than walking by or through the Donatello. (We're glad to know that in advance.) Have fellow cruisers enjoyed Canaletto recently? Also, how are the views and service in this dining room? Thanks!
  21. I was just watching a video of Alaska on Golden Princess and there was a sign in one of the pictures that said. 'Skywalkers Lounge is now reserved for Platinum, Suite and Elite Guests'. Is this a permanent thing or is it just for a party and just closed for a few hours. One of the reasons I chose Golden was because of Skywalkers. I thought that would be a quiet place to sit and view while travelling the inside passage. Thanks
  22. going on golden princess to alaska on july 13,leaving from Vancouver with my daughter and grandson would love to meet fellow passengers Linda Greenberg,from Boca Raton Florida,my daughter and grandson are from Atlanta,Ga I can be Reach,email, me at lmg20980@aol.com Looking forward to hearing from you
  23. We cruise in May, southbound from Whittier to Vancouver, and the Princess map indicates we do sail through the Inside Passage. However, the trip itinerary simply states "At Sea" for our final day. I ask because other lines emphasize the Inside Passage aspect in their advertising. Does anyone know if similar Princess cruises have used the Passage to sail from Ketchikan to Vancouver? Thanks so much!
  24. I’m going on my first Princess Cruise next week. Golden Princess - 13 day New Zealand Cruise. Not my first cruise but my first on Princess. How are the shows? Are they up to par with Celebrity or Royal? Thx!
  25. I'm looking at the deck plan for Golden Princess' Caribe deck. I wondered if anyone knows what is on the non-cabin side of cabin C324? Or has anyone been in this cabin and know if whatever is on the other side caused any noise that might be bothersome? Thanks in advance for any info!
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